Renee’s Corner: 3 Things My Mom Taught Me About Motherhood

Growing up as the youngest daughter in the family created a special bond between my mother and me. As I watched her go through different highs and lows throughout her life, it taught me lessons that remain ingrained in me today. This past weekend, we all celebrated our mothers in our own special way. Some of us also celebrated being a mom (I celebrated by spending a day in relaxation!). As I reflect on Mother’s Day, I’m always thoughtful of the things my mother taught me growing up. Here are just three of those things… Your Kids Come First: I have interpreted this Read More

Summer Travel Tips for Naturals

If your summer has been anything like mine, your suitcase has gotten a lot of mileage over the past couple of months. Travelling, either by yourself or with your family, is as much a part of the summer as hundred-degree weather, tasty snowcones, and fireworks in July. Albeit exciting, leaving home to go to new places (or old favorites) definitely comes with a healthy dose of stress – especially for us moms, who tend to bear the responsibility of making sure the kiddos (and even the hubby) are properly packed, in addition to ourselves. That stress level only doubles down Read More

5 Tips For Shaking Off The Winter Blues

Christmas, New Year’s, and most recently, Valentine’s Day — this stretch of winter holidays can seem utterly endless. Many look forward to these circles on the calendar as time to spend with family and friends. But for many others, it’s simply not the same. In fact, for a lot us it can be downright depressing to even think about approaching holidays. That feeling of dread can rise from a plethora of sources – from not having any family or friends around to spend them with, to suffering the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Also known as the “winter blues”, SAD Read More